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Instructions: This exam consists of four essay items designed to evaluate your knowledge of some of the critical management issues and functions that you have studied in this course. The exam is worth 100 points with each question being worth 25 points. Make sure that you answer each question as thoroughly as possible and that you use sufficient reference support to substantiate each response. Delve into the journal literature to find research articles on the topics you are discussing. A grading rubric for this exam is included below. When you have completed this exam, please submit it to the appropriate dropbox in eCollege. This exam is due by 1:00 PM on December 2nd (Tuesday).;1. Planning;Planning in today's organizations takes many forms including (but not limited to) formal and informal planning, strategic management, goal setting, etc. Discuss a major planning issue and how it affects the overall performance of an organization. Support your discussion with outside references (i.e., theoretical and/or research articles from management journals). Provide the complete citations for these references immediately below your response to this question, in proper APA format.;2. Organizing;Managers in organizations are often faced with a variety of challenges when organizing work, employees, resources, etc. Identify and discuss some of these challenges and explain how you, if you had the authority to do so, would deal with them in your current organization or in an organization in which you have worked in the past or are familiar with. Support your discussion with outside references (i.e., theoretical and/or research articles from management journals). Provide the complete citations for these references immediately below your response to this question, in proper APA format.;3. Leading;In the current work environment, characterized by empowerment of the employee, some would think that leadership is less important. However, leadership research continues to evolve to include the ever-growing (yet changing) role of leaders in today?s organizations. Explore an area of leadership that interests you within your organization (or an organization that you are familiar with) by: 1) providing a literature review of the latest findings, and 2) making suggestions, based on your findings through the literature review, on how this impacts your organization. Support your discussion with outside references (i.e., theoretical and/or research articles from management journals). Provide the complete citations for these references immediately below your response to this question, in proper APA format.;Suggested Overview Article;Avolio, B. J., Walumbwa, F. O., & Weber, T. J. (2009). Leadership: Current theories, research, and future directions. Annual Review of Psychology, 60, 421-449.;4. Controlling;There are a variety of variables and processes that managers could and should control within their organizations in order to improve the overall performance of these organizations. What are some of these variables? How could a manager go about controlling these variables? Support your discussion with outside references (i.e., theoretical and/or research articles from management journals). Provide the complete citations for these references immediately below your response to this question, in proper APA format.

 

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